AHC30921 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Course Description

Course Code and Name
AHC30921 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Course structure
This qualification is comprised of 10 core (mandatory) units of competency and 7 elective units. Participants undertaking a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway can select the most appropriate 4 units from the list below. Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

AHCDRG305 Install drainage systems

AHCLSC311 Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC312 Construct brick and block structures and features

AHCLSC313 Construct stone structures and features, and install stone cladding

AHCLSC316 Implement a paving project

AHCLSC317 Construct landscape features using concrete

AHCLSC319 Implement a retaining wall project

AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPGD307 Implement a plant establishment program

AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Elective Units 

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification's Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 1 must be from electives group A
  • 3 must be from electives group B
  • 3 from the remaining elective units, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Those appying for a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Licence will require particular electives to be selected. 

Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

Group A

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Group B

AHCBUS407 Cost a project

AHCGRI301 Maintain roof gardens, vertical gardens and green facades

AHCIRG345 Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCLSC314 Implement a tree transplanting program

AHCLSC315 Implement an outdoor tiling project

AHCLSC318 Erect timber structures and features

AHCLSC320 Install water features

AHCLSC321 Install metal structures and features

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCPCM204 Recognise plants

AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD310 Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCON3041 Place concrete

CPCCON3042 Finish concrete

CPCCON3043 Cure concrete

MSFFL3063 Install synthetic textile floor coverings to sports facilities and outdoor spaces


CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland workers for skills assessment and up to 10 units of gap training, valued at up to $5,500. A minimum of 2 Gap Training units applies. Participants must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in a minimum of 70% of the units of competencies required to complete this qualification, and of these units have no more than 50% Credit Transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in a landscape construction role is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning



Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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Employer Fees

Due to the increasing costs of providing training services, an employer fee applies for all AHC Certificate III apprenticeships ($1,500 in total payable in two instalments)